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    Default Solo pieces of otherwordly transcendence?

    What are some pieces that fit the description in the title?

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    Beethoven's last three sonatas, especially the last one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beebert View Post
    Beethoven's last three sonatas, especially the last one.
    And Schubert's as well. Listen to Richter's interpretation of Schubert's last sonata and you will feel transported out of material reality.

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    Scriabin's late sonatas and, especially, Vers La Flamme

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    Bachs Chaconne
    Boulez Piano sonata 2 - this was telepatially dictated to Boulez by Ashtar Sheran from the Astral Dimension to increase the vibration of the Earth and elevate the universal human consciousness
    Debussy - a lot of his solo piano music has an otherwordly trippy feeling
    Kodály - Sonata for Solo Cello
    Mozart - some of his piano sonatas are a proof that Mozart was an alien
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    Satie: 3 Gymnopédies

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    Dutilleux..'Ainsi La Nuit' and Takemitsu 'Orion And Pleiades' for me. Also virtually anything by Messiaen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felix Mendelssohn View Post
    And Schubert's as well. Listen to Richter's interpretation of Schubert's last sonata and you will feel transported out of material reality.
    Yes of course also Schubert, and Richter, I am in full agreement, even though I prefer Schnabel in the last sonata. But Richter does something amazing. I prefer Schubert's last sonata to Beethoven's. In opposition to the majority, I think Schubert spoke more truth than Beethoven, if one could say so.
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    Schoenberg's Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, Op. 19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janspe View Post
    Schoenberg's Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, Op. 19.
    Absolutely this. The piece that got me into Schoenberg.

    Also Boulez Deuxième Sonate, Beethoven 30th sonata, Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit, and Messiaen’s Catalogue d’oiseaux. And Liszt B minor sonata.
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    Mano a Mano by Magnus Lindberg & Kurze Schatten II by Brian Ferneyhough for solo guitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kjetil Heggelund View Post
    Mano a Mano by Magnus Lindberg & Kurze Schatten II by Brian Ferneyhough for solo guitar.
    Have you heard Magnus Andersson's brilliant interpretation of that patricular piece by Brian Ferneyhough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beebert View Post
    Have you heard Magnus Andersson's brilliant interpretation of that patricular piece by Brian Ferneyhough?
    Yes! I believe the piece is dedicated to Andersson. He has an otherworldly ability to play "impossible" music!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrunchyFr0g View Post
    Scriabin's late sonatas and, especially, Vers La Flamme
    Yes, but there are also transcendant moments in the early sonatas, most notably the Andante of Sonata No. 3.

    Rachmaninoff - Prelude Op. 32 No. 10
    Chopin's Ballades
    Liszt - Benediction......

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    Bach is the musical god of making transcendent music with a single instrument in my opinion, for example in the cello suites, violin partitas, organ trio sonatas, art of fugue, clavier-übung III, Goldberg variations and WTC. I also second the recommendation for Beethoven's last three sonatas, and would like to include his late bagatelles, Diabelli variations and the other late sonatas here aswell.
    Last edited by Allerius; Jul-16-2019 at 16:37.
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